Summer Clerks

Summer clerking at Preston Russell has been a truly invaluable experience. I have not only been presented with meaningful and challenging work from multiple areas of law, but also met people who have taken the time to explain and teach me. Preston Russell have given me a great insight into my future in law and it has been a privilege to be a part of such a supportive team. Jennifer Forrest, 2019/20 Summer Clerk

The summer clerking period runs from mid-November to mid-February.

Our Summer clerks are supervised by a Partner and can expect to undertake a variety of tasks, including:

  • research
  • drafting documents
  • opinion-writing

You will be included in any in-house training and will be shown how to use the Firm’s practice management and document management systems. Depending on the practice area you are assigned to, you may be involved in the day-to-day running of client files, sitting in on client interviews and observing at Court.

We work hard, but we have fun too and you will be invited to our Christmas function, and included in other social events during your time with us.


Please email a cover letter, CV and copy of your Academic Transcript to Christine McLeod. Applications have closed for 2020.

I would like to say a special thanks to the PRL team for the opportunity to work alongside them during the university break. It’s been awesome to see the law being put into practice in a number of different areas. The PRL environment, the respect for colleagues and clients has stamped an impression on me that has me excited about my future in the industry! Joe Rabbitt, 2019/20 Summer Clerk